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Galicia Jewish Museum

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Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow
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Address: ul. Dajwor 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 421 68 42
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the...

The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.

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We came across this museum after visiting Schlinder's factory on our way back. We popped in and we were unaware how moving this place is. 140 photos of 21st century Judaism, how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across this museum after visiting Schlinder's factory on our way back. We popped in and we were unaware how moving this place is. 140 photos of 21st century Judaism, how the holocaust destroyed their culture, the lasting effect on their culture. I walked away astonished and moved. Please visit, it's an experience never to be forgotten!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the photo exhibition in here. Was very interesting and I felt like I learned a lot. Obviously a lot of pride has been taken ensuring a very good way to spend a couple of hours.

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East Lothian, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The brilliant photography in this exhibition is combined with some thought provoking text discussing the fate of Jewish culture in Polish Galicia over the past hundred years, I left with many questions answered and lots more that I'd never considered previously. I would certainly recommend a visit, perhaps in combination with a visit to Schindler's factory or the Eagle Pharmacy... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Such an interesting museum and not to be missed, even though it is slightly off the beaten track. Exhibit consists of mostly photographs and descriptions but don't let this put you off as it gives a really good insight into the Jewish communities that existed prior to the holocaust and the impact that it has had since. Very impressive to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum, a local recommended it to me and I'm so glad that she did! Take your time to read the descriptions, take your time to digest what the photos represent and say. It is no good if you just want to scoot around taking photos on your phone... a few tourist were going this and I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

While most Jewish museums are emphasizing on the pre-holocaust Jewish communities or what has happened to them, this museum offers information about buildings and other aspects of Jewish life after the war. The photos were really impressing, you can also download the app and listen to free audio guide about each photo. I really liked the idea. Very nice staff... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We got lost on the way partly because map was not very clear but once we got there it was really interesting. Myself not being Polish I've learned a lot about how things used to be in Krakow

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Begin your visit to this excellent museum with a unique photographic perspective. There was an extra exhibit on Jews serving in the military during WWI. Don't miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife was initially reluctant to enter this museum, thinking it would be just photographs, it is much more than that. The photographs are of a superb quality but stories that go with them are extraordinary, we spent nearly two hours in here, totally absorbed. A different view of the holocaust through modern colour photographs. One of the best things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely building, very well curated an interesting collection, well worth a visit, we really enjoyed both the exhibition and the excellent bookshop. Delightful visit.

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